For Baby #1 (who is actually Baby #2, as one came a little earlier than expected... and thus hasn't yet got her WIP quilt) I decided on something a little more "grown-up" than usual. I ummed and ahhed about this decision but in the end went with it as (a) his Mum is very stylish and sophisticated and all those things I'm not so I figured something baby-ish wouldn't suit... and... (b) I wanted to make something that could be used for a looooong time, and not just get shoved to the back of the cupboard after the first few months.
So, for you, darling boy, I present the Building Blocks quilt.
This was my first foray into the world of pure solids, with a mixture of Kona Coal, Ash, Black and various other greys from their new colour range, as well as the odd splash of orange for oomph. I love, love, love the crispness of the solids.
For the actual quilting I originally planned on just vertical lines but, after having to piece the Ash, I went with some horizontal lines too, to cover that join. I'm quite happy with the uneven grid look but, I have to admit, some of the lines went a little wonkier than I would like. That's the problem with solids - nothing to hide those little oopsies.
The variegated grey cotton looks fab though!
The back is a simple wonky cross, in spots. Mr C actually told me he prefers the back. Hmm. I do so love wonky cross quilts so am definitely seeing more of these in my future.
The binding is Kona Black. Yay for more solid love. :)
In the end this "baby" quilt measures 42" x 61". I am fully aware that it is a slightly unusual choice for a bub but I am picturing many, many years of snuggling ahead for the little man. I hope he likes it.
Linking up to TGIFF, hosted this week by Diane over at from blank pages...